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    Blog post | 30 November 2016 | Mark Napier

Harbingers of doom? Bank failures in Africa – how to interpret these

Africa | Financial Inclusion | Market Development | Policy and regulation | Savings

Yesterday, Zambia’s central bank announced it had taken over a commercial bank, Intermarket, after the latter failed to come up with the capital it needed to satisfy new minimum capital requirements. Three weeks ago, a Mozambican bank – Nosso Banco – had its...

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    Case Study | November 2016

The Growth of M-Shwari in Kenya – A Market Development Story

Kenya | Credit | Digital finance services | Market Development

M-Shwari (meaning ‘calm’ in Kiswahili) is a combined savings and loans product launched through a collabo­ration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. The M-Shwari account is issued by CBA but must be linked to an M-Pesa mobile money account...

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    Event | 18 September, 2016 | 9am - 5pm | Cape Town, South Africa

FSD Academy: M4P for Financial Sector Development in Africa

SSA | Market Development | Monitoring & Results Measurement

  Making Financial Markets Work for the Poor A 5-day training programme for FSDs Cape Town, South Africa: 18 – 23 September 2016 The challenge: How can FSDs improve financial market systems for businesses and for poor people? Improving the performance of the financial...

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    Event | 28 June, 2016 | Abidjan, Ivory Coast

Indaba & Marketplace: Approaching Financial Sector Development in Africa’s Fragile States and Regions

Ivory Coast | SSA | Fragile and Conflict Affected States | Market Development

* You are Invited * “Approaching Financial Sector Development in African Fragile States and Regions (FCAS) – Enabling Private Sector Engagement & Addressing Policy Challenges” – June 28-29, 2016 – African Development Bank Conference Centre, Abidjan, Ivory...

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    Event | 14 June, 2016 | Millennium Hotel London Mayfair London, United Kingdom

TMT Finance & Investment Africa

SSA | Digital finance services | Market Development

The 7th TMT Finance and Investment Africa 2016 is a conference dedicated to the latest telecom opportunities for investment and partnership in Africa. The conference brings together senior attendees from telecoms, finance, government and advisory active across Africa.

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